Ripon, Calif. (March 2, 2020) – California Connections Academy Ripon, a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades TK-12 throughout Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties, is now accepting new students for the 2020-2021 school year. The schools offer a flexible online learning option with unique curriculum opportunities, close-knit collaboration with fellow students and staff, supportive teachers and the flexibility to learn from anywhere with an internet connection.
Currently providing more than 1,400 students with a high-quality, personalized online education, the school combines California-credentialed teachers with structured LiveLesson sessions, and a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. Through advanced technology tools, teachers work closely with students to nurture their strengths and provide additional support for areas of difficulty, while parents can consistently monitor how their child is performing and progressing. The safe learning environment enables a dynamic student schedule and offers a solution to families with a variety of needs.
High school students may choose from innovative courses such as Business Law, Introduction to Homeland Security, Introduction to Psychology, and many more, in addition to foreign languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, German, and American Sign Language. California Connections Academy also offers a competitive, high-quality curriculum, including a variety of University of California/California State University "a-g" courses such as science, honors and (AP)® classes, digital technology, visual and performing arts courses, and Career Technical Education (CTE) coursesNational Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society chapters are available to middle school and high school students, along with an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program to help students in grades 6-12 prepare for college.
California Connections Academy parents are continually pleased with their students’ academic performance and overall experience, as reinforced by the 2019 Parent Satisfaction Survey. Among the survey findings, 95 percent of parents would recommend Connections Academy to other families, with 96 percent of parents agreeing that their children are satisfied with the program.
Freshman Neil Nayyar has attended California Connections Academy for three years. Neil is a gifted musician and has taught himself how to play more than 107 different instruments.
“Connections Academy teachers have encouraged me to pursue my personal and academic interests,” shared Neil. “The school’s flexibility allows me to perform at events across the country and pursue my passion for music.”
A diverse student body thrives in this environment, which includes competitive athletes with strict training schedules, students looking to expand course offerings with a more challenging workload, and those seeking a safe and bully-free learning environment, among others. The school is also a great fit for previously homeschooled families looking for added structure and teacher support.
Numerous social interaction and community building opportunities allow students to meet peers and teachers in-person, including enriching educational field trips throughout Northern California. Recent field trips include the Walt Disney Museum, Sacramento State Planetarium and the WOW Science Museum.
“The 2020-21 school year represents a new opportunity to watch our students succeed personally and academically, using our flexible approach to learning,” said Dr. Richard Savage, California Connections Academy Executive Director. “We look forward to providing an exceptional education experience for new and returning families.”
The open enrollment period is now open beginning February 29, 2020. For additional information about online education and enrollment, the school is hosting complimentary events for families to learn more. To learn more about California Connections Academy and begin the enrollment process, visit the school’s website.
About California Connections Academy Ripon
California Connections Academy Ripon is a tuition-free, high-quality, highly accountable online public school serving students in grades TK-12 in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties. California Connections Academy is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school opened in 2012 and is authorized under state law by the Ripon Unified School District. California Connections Academy provides students a safe, supportive learning environment with the flexibility to learn from anywhere with an internet connection with an innovative curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. The combination of quality teachers, an award-winning school curriculum, personalized teacher support, unique electives and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families who want an individualized approach to education. For more information, call 1-800-221-2720 or visit the school’s website.